Mandate, Vision & Mission


Forest Professionals BC (FPBC) protects the public interest by regulating the practice of professional forestry. Only those registered with FPBC are legally permitted to practise professional forestry in BC.

FPBC establishes the conditions or requirements for registration and establishes, monitors, and enforces standards of practice. FPBC preserves and protects reserved titles (RPF, RFT) or reserved practices, as applicable, and guards against the unlawful use of reserved titles or the unlawful practise of reserved practices.


Forest professionals are trusted.


To protect the public interest by ensuring BC has competent and accountable forest professionals who achieve good forest stewardship.


As a regulator, we are:

  • Fair — processes, decisions, and services of FPBC are made in accordance with applicable rules and appropriate authority, based on relevant information, and respectful of individual needs and circumstances;
  • Objective — issues and decisions of FPBC are impartial and made with integrity, approached with an open mind, and avoid prejudgment and bias;
  • Transparent — information is shared by FPBC in a forthright way; it is clear and accessible, and respectful of confidentiality and privacy rights.

Guiding Principles

  • We act in the public interest.
  • We support reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through education, awareness, and inclusion.
  • We engage our registrants.
  • We value partnerships and collaboration.
  • We provide effective support and recognition for volunteers, staff, and registrants.
  • We support national cooperation.
  • We foster diversity and inclusivity.
  • We embrace technology and evidence-based decision making.